AMD is a popular choice in East Asian markets. Team Red has been ahead of Intel in both Japan as well as South Korea for a while now. The latest stats show that in Korea, AMD’s CPU share has soared up to 60%, the highest in this entire decade. Intel has slumped down to 40% which is less than half as much the company had just two years back.
Like in China, the mid-range Core i5-9400F and the Ryzen 5 3600 are the best-selling CPUs from Intel and AMD, respectively in Korea. The 9400F accounted for 22% of all processors sold from October 2019 to March 2020 while the 3600 was responsible for 21% of all sales. In the top-ten best-selling CPUs, there are only two other Intel products: The Core i3-9100F and the Core i7-9700K.
Three other Matisse CPUs made it to the top-ten: The Ryzen 5 3500, the 3500X, and the Ryzen 7 3700X. The older Zen+ based Ryzen 5 2600, 3200G (Picasso) and 2200G (Raven Ridge) were also part of the best-selling lineup. This is in stark contrast to the Intel chips in the list, all of whom are from the 9th Gen Coffee Lake refresh. AMD’s extended AM4 support is likely to blame for this.